Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids – Kent, CT to Hoyt Road

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau  I know the calendar year is what most adults consider “a year,” but for me, my years are counted by the academic calendar.  About this time last year I was getting back from Harpers Ferry from my … More Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids – Kent, CT to Hoyt Road

Unexpected Depths

The spring, or vernal, equinox was last Sunday here in the northern hemisphere.  The day prior I had taken my kids to the Luray Caverns in Virginia, something I had been wanting to do for a few months now, but most weekends were taken up by basketball games.  The equinox marks when the sun passes … More Unexpected Depths

Blue Monday Blues

Today is January 24th, 2022 and according to the internet (or just this source), it is also the most depressing day of the year. I Googled this further and discovered that the third Monday in January is known as “Blue Monday” and it is the most depressing day of the year.  Last Monday I was … More Blue Monday Blues

‘Tis The Season…

Merry Christmas Eve!  My intention was to write a post on the Equinox, but like everyone else, I’ve been busy. I didn’t get a chance to finish the post that day, nor the next. The precise moment of the solstice was 10:59 am EST and I had planned on doing a meditation then, but I … More ‘Tis The Season…

Just Be

On the way to our hike today, the kids and I drove up Route 97 in Maryland and I noticed how brown the leaves looked.  This past week I’ve noticed more of the dark reds, and browns on the leaves, and I started to get upset that soon the branches will be bare.  The time … More Just Be